How Beneficial are Clams?

There are many good reasons to eat clam. A serving of 100 grams of clam meat can give you over half of your daily recommended intake of protein, all with a low dose of both fat and calories. It’s iron content comes out to approximately 155% of your daily recommended value, which places it heads and shoulders above beef in terms of iron content.

In addition to their strong protein content, many clams offer a rich serving of various important vitamins and minerals. Among these are manganese, selenium, copper, vitamin C, zinc, potassium, and various B vitamins. Further, as clams are near the bottom of the food chain, even clams harvested in the wild will have a low mercury content.

When discussing environmental impact, clam remains a favorable option. Most clams rate from “okay” to “best” in terms of the sustainability of their populations in the wild, as well as the environmental impact of their harvest. Come and indulge in these classic shellfish in the form of our asari miso soup at our Japanese restaurant in Seattle today!